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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2016 Ford Escape engine problems

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2016 Ford Escape Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012016


  • 22,000 miles


The contact owns a 2016 Ford Escape. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly reduced speed and a "service engine" message was displayed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 032016


  • 11,000 miles
Lsudden complete loss of power unexpectedly driving at low or high speed. Ruff running without ability to accelerate. Waring message of "hill assit" not activated. Very dangerous senario while on interstate. Occurred 3 (three) times in 2 days. Car was a hertz rental car and I was told, after compaining that requested car was not available, that this car is better and more reliable than my requested Toyota rav 4. thinking back it's as if they knew about the Escape's liability.

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 172016


  • 12,000 miles
Now looking back the warning signs were when put in reverse would roughly kick back. Then one day while driving on a city street going about 50mph, there was a jolt and an "engine fault, service now" message appeared and the service engine light came on. I noticed that I was slowing down and could not go over 30mph. I had it towed to dealership and they said the throttle body needed to be replaced. I see there have been issues with this before affecting years 2008-2013, but no recall was ever made. Very surprised that this issue has not been resolved yet and still occurring in 2016 vehicles.

- Mount Juliet, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 172016


  • 20,000 miles
While driving at highway speed, the car shuttered and flashed warning lights, the power was decreased, then shuttered again after I pulled over and turned it off

- Austin, TX, USA

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